Traditional culinary experiences in Vietnam
Street food in the country's cities is delicious and abundant. As you stroll between the sights and go shopping, you'll have no trouble finding somewhere to fill up. Pho is one of the most recognisable dishes you'll find, and usually consists of beef or chicken with noodles in a tasty broth. There are a number of regional varieties, with fish popular in the south. Market stalls selling smaller snacks are also always worth checking out.
International cuisine is just as popular as street food. In Ho Chi Minh City in particular, you'll find the French colonial influence in many restaurants, with a heavy emphasis on beef dishes with onion and garlic. Fine dining in the cities is also easily found, with sophisticated eateries incorporating roof terraces, cigar bars, and live music to create an alluring ambience.